Feature week beginning 18th November

Thanks to the involvement of some fantastic fellow bloggers I can officially announce that this coming week I will showcasing some fantastic guest posts!

‘If you could be any book character,
who would you be and why?’

‘What an easy question’, I hear you call. That is true, but if you actually sit down and think about it, it’s probably one of the hardest questions to answer. I wanted to find out who you all inspired to be and why, I’m always quite fascinated about things like this.

Check back ‘A Book and Tea’ tomorrow where the first guest post will be brought to you by August from www.nailartiste.blogspot.co.uk

All About Clare

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I’ve been wanting to do this post for a while now and thought today would be the perfect opportunity. Basically, I wanted my visitors to find out a little bit more about me.

In a nutshell, I’m 26 (Yes, really! I still get Id’d for a lot of things) and I live in Wales in the UK with my parents and our cat Minnie.

I’ve been to University in Liverpool and gained a 2:1 degree in E-business Technology and now I work as a Website Manager. As much as I love my job it sounds a lot more exciting that it actually is! I’m the rare type of female that can do computer programming! Geeky, huh?



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Not Another Happy Ending – David Solomons

Not Another Happy EndingFormat: Kindle (E-Book)
Publisher: Harlequin (UK) Limited
Published: Sept’ 13

Rating: 5/5

The Blurb
With her debut novel, Happy Ending, JANE LOCKHART pulled off that rare double – critical acclaim and mainstream success.

But now, with just the last chapter of the follow-up book to write, she encounters crippling writer’s block. She has no idea how her story ends…

This is not good news for her publisher, TOM DUVAL. His company is up against the wall financially and the only thing that will save him is a massive hit, in the form of Jane’s next novel.

When he discovers that his most important author is blocked, Tom realises that he has to unblock her or he’s finished. Everyone knows that you have to be unhappy to be really creative, so Tom decides that the only way he’s going to get her to complete the novel is to make her life a misery…

(Blurb taken from Goodreads.com

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Lucy meets Lucy – Annabel Beales

Lucy meets LucyFormat: Kindle
Pages: 199
Rating: 3/5

The Blurb
When she kicks out her fiancé Alec after discovering his affair, Lucy finds herself having to deal with a new life of being independent. Discovering a new challenge is one thing, but then having more along the way is another; first she loses her job and then the roof over her head. In the meantime Dom turns up and whisks her off her feet making her reality a thing of the past.

Falling head over heals with him she begins to look forward to spending the rest of her life with him, but when history rears it’s ugly head throws them both into a whirlwind that they might not get out as Dom’s ex appears back on the scene.

Will Lucy be able to cope with the pressure of being the famous Dominic Langley’s fiancée? Or will she fade into the background and go back to her quiet life in Hampshire? Or can she hide behind the controversial story that has appeared from the past?

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The Art of Letting Go – Anna Bloom

The Art of Letting GoFormat: Kindle (E-Book)
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Published: Sept’ 2013
Pages: 393
Series: The Uni Files

Rating: 5/5!!!!!!!

The Blurb
One year. One woman. One Diary. One question: can you ever stop history from repeating itself and if you could what would you do to stop it?

When Lilah McCannon realises at the age of twenty-five that history is going to repeat itself and she is going to become her mother—bored, drunk and wearing a twinset—there is only one thing to do: take drastic action.

Turning her back on her old life, Lilah’s plan is to enrol at university, get a degree and prove she is a grown-up.

As plans go, it is a good one. There are rules to follow: no alcohol, no cigarettes, no boys and no going home. But when Lilah meets the lead singer of a local band and finds herself unexpectedly falling in love, she realises her rules are not going to be the only things hard to keep.

With the academic year slipping by too quickly, Lilah faces a barrage of new challenges: will she ever make it up the Library stairs without having a heart attack? Can she handle a day on campus without drinking vodka? Will she ever manage to read a history book without falling asleep? And most importantly, can she become the grown-up that she desperately wants to be.
With her head and her heart pulling her in different directions can Lilah learn the hardest lesson that her first year of university has to teach her: The Art of Letting Go?

(Taken from goodreads.com)

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The Moment – Claire Dyer

The MomentFormat: Paperback
Publisher: Quercus Books
Published: Sept’ 2013
Pages: 324

Rating: 4/5

The Blurb
Paddington station, nine a.m., rush hour. As the crowds ebb and flow, time suddenly stands still for two people: Fern and Elliott, ex-lovers who parted twenty-five years before and never expected to see each other again.

But here they are, face to face, and the connection is as powerful as it was the day they first met. Their lives have moved on – to marriage, children and divorce – yet neither has stopped regretting the day that drove them apart.

Fern gives Elliott her number and they tentatively arrange to meet again that evening when both will be travelling back through the station. And, as the day ticks on, and the memories resurface, both Fern and Elliott reflect on the past. As their emotions go round in circles, so does the Paddington clock, counting down the minutes to eight p.m. – and the moment the future is in their hands.

(Taken from goodreads.com)

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